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52 Ancestors: Week 5 & 6 - Dorothy Agnes Shaver & Doris Clara Shaver
[Spaceballs] Combing the Desert
I was sick last week and was totally in no state to even look at my genealogy, nonetheless write a post about an ancestor. So gonna play catch up this week... with TWINS. :D

Doris Clara (left) & Dorothy Agnes (right)

Dorothy Agnes & Doris Clara Shaver were born on June 20th, 1919 in Michigan to Clifford & Luella Shaver (nee Randall).

On January 12, 1944, Dorothy married Charles Joseph Calabro. They had 4 children, Cheryl Marie, Rosemary, Frederick Charles & Janice Eileen. Unfortunately, Dorothy died shortly after giving birth to my mother, Janice, on July 1, 1952. Charles did end up re-marrying nearly 10 years later to the woman who I would grow up calling "grandma", but that's a story for another post.

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Dorothy Agnes Shaver Calabro

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Charles & Dorothy with daughters Cheryl & Rosemary // Dorothy with son Fred

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Old photo I found of her headstone when rummaging through family photos

Doris I actually have less information about. I know at some point she married Hal Boughton and they had 4 children - James, Patricia, Gary & Alan. She died May 25, 1985. I wish I could have met her and talked to her about her sister. Actually, it's entirely possible I did meet her... but I was barely 1 when she died... and if I don't remember it, it doesn't count.

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Doris holding Janice

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The Boughtons